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Category: Case Studies

TWERGO® Lite Ergonomic Casters Play a Lead Role With Movie Equipment.

June 20, 2019

TWERGO® Lite Ergonomic Casters Play a Lead Role With Movie Equipment.

A Heating and Cooling Equipment Rental Company specializing in the film production industry provides equipment for movie sets. The film industry is a very demanding, high-pressure environment that requires equipment to be effective and reliable. T...

Gaining Ergonomic Traction: Caster Concepts Helps Tire Manufacturer Reduce Push Force on Carts

April 18, 2019

A large tire manufacturer was having some severe ergonomic issues at one of their manufacturing plants. The push force on their carts was approaching 100 pounds, which was much higher than recommended. That was causing injuries to workers. To make...

Reel Efficiency: Aerospace Industry Supplier Purchases Drive Caster Trikes to Move Heavy Material Reels.

January 28, 2019

Reel Efficiency: Aerospace Industry Supplier Purchases Drive Caster Trikes to Move Heavy Material Reels.

Caster Concepts was contacted by a leading supplier of carbon fiber, honeycomb and other composite materials for the commercial aerospace industry with a heavy problem. Even though this supplier dealt in lightweight materials, these same materials...

Automotive manufacturer doesn’t get bent out of shape thanks to Hercules reinforced casters.

December 31, 2018

Automotive manufacturer doesn’t get bent out of shape thanks to Hercules reinforced casters.

A major automotive manufacturer has a plant down south that is a busy place, cranking out almost 700,000 engines in 2017 alone. If this level of engine production wasn’t a heavy enough undertaking, a bigger challenge was moving them.

Fork...

Flying High: Conversion Drive Casters Help Large Airplane Manufacturer Reduce Overexertion Injuries on Wiring Carts

November 20, 2018

Flying High: Conversion Drive Casters Help Large Airplane Manufacturer Reduce Overexertion Injuries on Wiring Carts

When a large airplane manufacturer designed a new model, they chose to use more electrical-system architecture instead of pneumatics to power its systems such as hydraulics, engine start and wing ice protection.

This increase in electrical ...

In the Driver’s Seat: Automotive Supplier Equips Drive Caster™ Kits to Improve Ergonomics and Efficiency in Plant Operations.

November 12, 2018

In the Driver’s Seat: Automotive Supplier Equips Drive Caster™ Kits to Improve Ergonomics and Efficiency in Plant Operations.

A large global automotive supplier was utilizing a number of carts to transport materials around their plant. These carts were all the same specified height but came in a variety of weights and sizes. With so many configurations, moving some of th...

Precious Cargo: Dual Wheel Shock Absorbing Casters Helps Carry 65,000lb. Jet Engines

August 16, 2018

Precious Cargo: Dual Wheel Shock Absorbing Casters Helps Carry 65,000lb. Jet Engines

A manufacturer of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV’s) needed casters that could support 65,000lb jet engines, in addition to the 4,000 lb. weight of the vehicle. Each engine that is carried on the AGV’s is valued at several million dollars, maki...

Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System

A manufacturer of testing systems for oil refineries developed an equipment testing machine for testing valves on oil pipelines. The test machine utilizes large steel plates that are 4 feet in diameter and weigh about 3000 lbs. These plates move b...

Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer

A leading tire manufacturer had a problem with an important piece of equipment at their facility: the large tread trucks used for moving rubber by hand around the plant had become exceedingly heavy – too much for one person to push alone saf...

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